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Coraling Technique

Coraling is an easy-to-learn beading technique that can be used in all kinds of jewelry and craft projects. Although this process is simple, it does require a little time and a lot of beads to complete! Keeping consistent thread tension while you are working is essential to the look of the finished piece. Here we will show you the basic steps involved to create a coral "branch."


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Cut approximately 2 feet of Nymo D thread. Using a big-eye needle, string on one TOHO seed bead and then bring the needle back up through the bottom of the bead again. This creates a stopper bead so the rest of the beads Don't fall off. You can use a bead stopper behind this bead as well to help keep tension on the thread as you work.
Decide how long you want the strand of coral. String that length of beads onto the thread. This will be the main "branch." Then string three of the accent color beads.
Skipping the three accent color beads, pass the needle down through the two nearest main color beads.
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Pull tight to create a loop on the end
String on two main color beads and three accent color beads. Keep some tension on your thread as you work.
Skip these three accent color beads and pass the needle down through the two nearest main color beads.
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Pull tight to make a second loop. Pass the needle down through the next four main color beads on the main "branch."


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